Northern California hardcore band Lionheart released a new music video today for the song “Love Don’t Live Here” via Revolver Magazine. “This is, by far, the most personal song I’ve ever written,” says vocalist Rob Watson. “I wrote this song about the darkest point in my life and when I was at my absolute lowest. In my opinion, this is one of the best songs we’ve ever written and the most important song on the album.“
That album being Love Don’t Live Here, the first full-length record from the band in over four years. It was released today through LHHC Records (a label formed by the band members themselves), and is also available in Europe and Asia via BDHW Records.
The record was engineered by Cody Fuentes at Rapture Recording Studios in Hayward, CA and is available via iTunes or All in Merch. European fans can catch the band live on tour with with Desolated, Kublai Khan and Fallbrawl this February (dates below).
2/4 – Prague (CZ) @ Rock Cafe
2/5 – Poznan (POL) @ Pod Minoga
2/6 – Essen (GER) @ Turock
2/7 – Dresden (GER) @ Groovestation
2/8 – Berlin (GER) @ Bi Nuu
2/9 – Hannover @ Musikzentrum
2/10 – Hamburg (GER) @Hafenklang
2/11 – Dordrecht (NL) @ Bibelot
2/12 – Köln (GER) @ Gebäude 9
2/13 – Hasselt (BE) @ Muziekodroom
2/14 – Wiesbaden (GER) @ Kesselhaus
2/15 – Trier (GER) @ Exhaus
2/16 – Stuttgart (GER) @ Universum
2/17 – Montbelliard (FR) @ L’Atelier Des Moles
2/18 – Paris (FR) @ Le Gibus Live
2/19 – Toulouse (FR) @ Le Connexion Live
2/20 – Madrid (ES) @ Sala Barracudas
2/21 – Murcia (ES) @ Sala Garage
2/22 – Barcelona (ES) @ Sala Rocksound
2/23 – Aix En Provence (FR) @ Le Korigan
2/24- Lyon (FR) @ O’Totem
2/25 – Zürich (CH) @ Dynamo
2/26 – Munich (GER) @ Backstage
2/27 – Budapest (HUN) @ Kvlt
2/28 – Vienna (AT) @ Arena
2. Keep Talkin’
4. Bury Me
5. Love Don’t Live Here
8. New Enemies
9. Lock Jaw
10. Dead Wrong
11. Going Back to the Bay
Bay Area, California’s reigning kings of heavy hardcore first stormed onto the scene in 2007 with their debut album: The Will To Survive. Taking influence from bands like Blood For Blood, Hatebreed, and Ringworm; Lionheart came out swinging with a full blown assault of blistering metallic hardcore. They quickly followed it up with 2010’s ‘Built On Struggle’, 2012’s ‘Undisputed’ and years of nonstop touring.
Following a short break after the release of Undisputed, the band came back stronger than ever with 2014’s ‘Welcome To The Westcoast’. The album debuted at #1 on both iTunes metal and GooglePlay metal charts.
Now, off the heels of sold out shows and Festival appearances around the globe, Lionheart returns in January 2016 with their most punishing album to date: ‘Love Don’t Live Here’. The album title, a nod to a classic R&B/ Motown song by the same name, shows the bands unwillingness to conform to the typical “hardcore mold”, as well as the bitter and unforgiving lyrical content the band is known for. LDLH is a journey through a life rarely lived but often imitated. Backed by a combination of blistering metallic hardcore and west coast groove, front-man Rob Watson offers a window into a life of pain, despair, and an unrelenting will to overcome.